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The Board of Directors of Scandion Oncology (“Scandion”), a biotech company developing first-in-class medicines aimed at treating cancer which is resistant to current treatment options, has, based on the authorization granted by the Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on 13 November 2020, resolved on an issue of shares with preferential rights for existing shareholders (“Rights Issue”).
In the event of full subscription, the Rights Issue will provide Scandion with approximately SEK 93.7 million before deduction of issue costs. The Rights Issue is covered by subscription and guarantee commitments from principal owners and new investors corresponding to approximately 80% of the issue proceeds.
Scandion will use the proceeds from the Rights Issue to approximately double the commercial potential of its lead asset, SCO-101, in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) by expanding the clinical development in this indication to also explore RAS mutated patients.
Additionally, proceeds will be used to conduct pre-clinical development to explore and position the use of SCO-101 and other candidates in combination with e.g. immunotherapy and chemotherapy, and to finance the overall development of Scandion as a listed clinical stage biotech company and attractive investment case also for institutional investors. This includes up-listing to the Nasdaq main market.
“We are delighted to being able to raise additional capital to fund our long-term planning and execution of our strategy. In this way we can create the most value from our compounds, first and foremost by approximately doubling the commercial potential for SCO-101. This will be a very important element in our long-term value creation", says Bo Rode Hansen, President & CEO of Scandion.
The Rights Issue in brief
The Board of Directors has, based on the authorization granted by the EGM on 13 November 2020, resolved on an issue of shares with preferential rights for existing shareholders. It will also be possible to subscribe for shares without preferential rights.
In the event all shares are not subscribed for with subscription rights, the board of directors shall resolve on the allotment of shares subscribed for without subscription rights. In such case shares shall firstly be allotted to persons who have also subscribed for shares by exercising subscription rights, secondly to other persons who have subscribed for shares without exercising subscription rights, and thirdly to guarantors.
- Issue size: In the event of full subscription, Scandion will receive approximately SEK 93.7 million before deduction of transaction related costs. Preliminary transaction related costs are approximately SEK 17 million.
- Record date: Holders of Scandion shares on the record date of 13 June 2022 are entitled to subscribe for shares in the Rights Issue in relation to their holding of shares on the record date. Last day for trading including the right to subscribe for shares is 9 June 2022. The first day of trading excluding the right to subscribe shares is 10 June 2022.
- Preferential rights: For one (1) existing share on the record date of 13 June 2022, shareholders will receive one (1) subscription right. Three (3) subscription rights entitle to subscription of one (1) share.
- Subscription price: SEK 8.75 per share. No commission is payable.
- Subscription and guarantee commitments: Subscription and guarantee commitments have been received from principal owners and new investors amounting to approximately SEK 75 million, corresponding to approximately 80% of the issue proceeds.
Terms of the Rights Issue
Those who are registered as shareholders on the record date, 13 June 2022, have the preferential right to subscribe for new shares in the Rights Issue in relation to the number of shares held on the record date. One (1) existing share in Scandion entitles to one (1) subscription right. Three (3) subscription rights entitle to subscription of one (1) new share, i.e., a subscription ratio of 1:3. In addition, investors are offered the possibility to subscribe for shares without subscription rights.
In the event that all shares are not subscribed for with subscription rights before the expiry of the subscription period, the remaining shares will, without compensation to the holders of unexercised subscription rights, be allotted to such existing shareholders and qualified investors having made binding undertakings to subscribe for remaining shares without subscription rights. In case of oversubscription of the remaining shares, the remaining shares will be allocated according to apportionment keys determined by the board of directors.
The subscription price is SEK 8.75 per new share. Provided that the Rights Issue is fully subscribed, the share capital will increase by a maximum of DKK 787,320.8280 by a new issue of a maximum of 10,711,848 new shares. In the event of full subscription, the Rights Issue will provide Scandion with approximately SEK 93.7 million before deduction of issue costs. Shareholders who choose not to participate in the Rights Issue will, provided that the Rights Issue is fully subscribed, have their ownership diluted by approximately 25%, but have the opportunity to financially compensate for this dilution by selling their subscription rights.
Subscription of shares shall take place during the period from and including 16 June 2022 to and including 1 July 2022. The board of directors has the right to extend the subscription and payment period. A possible extension of the subscription period shall be announced by press release no later than the last subscription day in the Rights Issue, i.e. 1 July 2022. Trading in subscription rights takes place on Nasdaq First North Growth Market during the period from and including 16 June 2022 to and including 28 June 2022 and trading in paid subscribed shares (Sw. Betalda tecknade aktier) during the period from and including 16 June 2022 until the Rights Issue has been registered with the Danish Business Authority (Dk. Erhvervsstyrelsen).
The subscription period and the Rights Issue is conditional on the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority having approved the prospectus and the prospectus having been passported to Sweden prior to the first day of the subscription period.
Subscription and guarantee commitments
Scandion has received subscription and guarantee commitments from principal investors and a guarantee consortium totaling approximately SEK 75 million, corresponding to approximately 80% of the Rights Issue.
Preliminary time plan
|9 June 2022||Last day of trading incl. preferential rights|
|10 June 2022||First day of trading excl. preferential rights|
|13 June 2022||Record date|
|15 June 2022||The prospectus is made public|
|16 June – 28 June 2022||Trading in subscription rights|
|16 June – 1 July 2022||Subscription period|
|16 June – until registration with the Danish Business Authority||Trading in paid subscription shares (Sw. “BTA”)|
|5 July 2022||Announcement of outcome in the Rights Issue|
In connection with the Rights Issue, Scandion’s board members and executive management who own shares in Scandion, have undertaken, subject to customary exceptions, towards Redeye AB, not to transfer or otherwise sell their shares for a period of 180 days after the end of the subscription period.
The prospectus is expected to be made public around 15 June 2022. Full terms and conditions as well as information about subscription and guarantee commitments will be available in Scandion’s prospectus which, together with an information folder, will be published on Scandion’s and Redeye AB's respective websites (www.scandiononcology.com, www.redeye.se).
Redeye AB acts as financial adviser and Horten Advokatpartnerselskab (as to Danish law) and Advokatfirman Schjødt (as to Swedish law) act as legal advisers in connection with the Rights Issue. Hagberg & Aneborn Fondkommission AB acts as the issuing agent in the Rights Issue.
Västra Hamnen Corporate Finance AB is Certified Adviser for Scandion. Contact details to Västra Hamnen Corporate Finance AB: tel. +46 (0)40-200 250, e-mail email@example.com.
For further information please contact:
Mads Kronborg, Head of External Communication
Phone: +45 6051 4955
This information is such information as Scandion is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 13:00 CET on 1 June 2022.
Scandion Oncology (Scandion), the Cancer Drug Resistance Company, discovers and develops first-in-class medicines aimed at treating cancer which is resistant to current treatment options. We are at the forefront of this field, developing novel medicines that address cancer’s resistance against treatment. Our aim is to make existing cancer treatments work better and longer, thereby potentially prolonging and improving the life of patients who would otherwise have a high risk of dying from their cancer.
Globally, close to 10 million patients die every year from cancer and approximately 90% of all cancer related deaths are due to cancer drug resistance. Our medicines could be relevant in several different cancers. This gives us the potential to provide treatment to millions of people, who today don’t have effective treatment options. That makes both our medical and commercial potential significant.
Scandion is based in Copenhagen and its lead candidate, SCO-101, is currently being studied in clinical phase I and II trials. The company is listed on Nasdaq First North Growth Market Sweden (ticker: SCOL).
Västra Hamnen Corporate Finance is the Company's certified advisor on Nasdaq First North Growth Market and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or +46 (0) 40 200 250.
The information in this press release does not contain or constitute an offer to acquire, subscribe or otherwise trade in shares or other securities in Scandion. No action has been taken and measures will not be taken to permit a public offering in any jurisdictions other than Denmark and Sweden.
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